We are pleased to announce the new home of Leadership Council SMC. It is located inside the Economic Advancement Center (EAC) at 366 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco. The EAC is an innovative space created through the collaboration between the City of South San Francisco, the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, JobTrain, and the County of San Mateo.
Last week at a small reception to mark this occasion, Leadership Council SMC Co-Presidents Kaarin Hardy and Margi Power recognized two people who made this opportunity a reality: Eddie Flores, Councilmember of the City of South San Francisco and Tim Russell, Program Director of the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center.
Both Eddie and Tim were June 2022 graduates of Leadership Council SMC’s inaugural Leadership CORPS Program for senior-level leaders, and both have honored the organization by agreeing to serve on the Leadership CORPS Board of Directors. Their work on behalf of Leadership Council SMC has been extraordinary.
Eddie spoke to the assembled guests, providing the history of the building at 366 Grand and the initiative that transformed it from a vacant bank building not long ago to the resource center it is today. He reminded the group that this is not only a South San Francisco site, but an entrepreneurial center for all of San Mateo County, and he thanked community leaders and the program staff for believing in it and making it happen. “Never forget that dreams come true,” Eddie said. “I was amazed at the power of the Leadership Council SMC CORPS Program that I attended and I wanted to make this space available to them.”